YOUNG Musicians Support, a local charity which operates within the Dartington North Devon Trust, hopes to provide assistance to any local youngsters with a dream of reaching the top in the field of classical music, including financial help to those fami

YOUNG Musicians' Support, a local charity which operates within the Dartington North Devon Trust, hopes to provide assistance to any local youngsters with a dream of reaching the top in the field of classical music, including financial help to those families who need it most. Every year at this time applications to audition are invited and awards are made based on merit and need. Candidates must be under 18 and have shown commitment to learning an instrument or having vocal training for at least a year.They don't need to have taken graded exams - their enthusiasm and dedication are enough together with a supportive recommendation from their instrumental teacher or school music department. Do you know a young person who might be interested? If so, contact YMS by phoning Heather Shorten (01805) 603386 or email Karen Hopper at karen@hopperfamily.co.uk and ask for an application form. Alternatively, more information and a form can be downloaded from the YMS website www.ymsndevon.org Closing date for applications is February 13 and the auditions will be held on March 7 or March 14.